“Pack Out What You Pack In”- Will Buckingham

How did I get so interested in sustainability? In May 2014, about a month after I completed my freshman year at Furman, I had the privilege to travel to Hawaii with my two long-time friends from high school. The three of us set out on a journey to hike the Kalalau Trail located atop Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. The whole trail only stretches 11 miles … Continue reading “Pack Out What You Pack In”- Will Buckingham

Phasing out Bottled Water- Logan Richardson

Americans use about 50 billion plastic water bottles each year, but only about 23 percent of those are recycled. This means that more that $1 billion worth of plastic is wasted annually. Plastic water bottles are harmful among many aspects including social, economic, and environmental issues. The bottled water industry is tricking consumers into believing that their water is somehow elite to tap water by … Continue reading Phasing out Bottled Water- Logan Richardson

The Horrors of the Clothes We Wear

Ever heard of sustainable fashion? I hadn’t either until about a year and a half ago. To be honest, I thought it was very strange that it’s not on most people’s radars. This is because every member of society wears some form of clothes (hopefully) and many of us tend to even own too many clothes (guilty). In fact, our skin is the largest pore … Continue reading The Horrors of the Clothes We Wear